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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says he'll decide soon whether a whistleblower lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections should go to trial. During a hearing yesterday, the agency's attorney Phillip Collaer told the judge that the case should be thrown out because the employees don't qualify for protections under the whistleblower law.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed amendment to the Idaho constitution would make it easier for the state Legislature to override a veto by the governor. The measure would force the governor to call a special veto session is legislative leaders demand it. The bill needs a two-thirds majority in the Senate and House to get on a ballot next general election.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says Idaho and other states have obtained court approval of a $311 million settlement involving Boise-based Micron Technology and other computer chip makers. The settlement means consumers can start filing claims to recoup the money they overpaid as a result of chip makers engaging in unlawful anti-competitive practices to inflate prices.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deonte Burton scored eight of his 25 points in the second overtime as Nevada recorded a dramatic 83-81 double-overtime victory over Boise State last night. Ryan Watkins scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Broncos. Derrick Marks scored 16 points and Anthony Drmic and Jeff Elorriaga tallied 15 apiece.

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